After being involved in the Credit Suisse scandal, reflecting accusations from climate change activists around the world, including Greta Thunberg, Roger Federer has proven once again his care for the world we live in. Roger partnered up with Pascal Pienaar, business owner and climate activist, to promote a plant known as Portulacaria afra, or more colloquially, ‘elephant food’, porkbush or spekboom.
This succulent plant grows in South Africa and it can absorb 10 times more pollution than any other plant, according to Pienaar. “Did you know that Spekboom absorbs up to 10 times more pollution than any other plant? Did you know that 120 Spekboom plants completely offsets your personal carbon footprint? Did you know that Spekboom is edible? It is delicious in salads, makes great smoothies and is a favourite among animals”.
the activist wrote on Instagram. Besides the above, this potential climate savior can be cultivated even in the harshest conditions. “Did you know you can cultivate it through planting cutlings? That it's drought and frost tolerant?” Pienaar continued.
Carbon pollution is one of the main problems that lead to the catastrophic climate changes currently happening in the world and our mission is to combat it in every way possible. Why don’t we start by planting more spekbooms in our yards or even in our apartments? “Reducing our carbon footprint is more important than ever.
Plant Spekboom in your garden today to help the fight against climate change” Piennar said. Roger Federer took a picture with the young activist and she has posted it on Instagram along with the message: “Roger Federer supports my Spekboom challenge”.
@rogerfederer supports my #spekboomchallenge “A Spekboom A Day Keeps the Carbon at Bay”. #plantmoretrees 1 tee = 2 trees🌱🌱 *Did you know that Spekboom absorbs up to 10 times more pollution than any other plant? *Did you know that 120 Spekboom plants completely offsets your personal carbon footprint? *Did you know that Spekboom is edible? It is delicious in salads, makes great smoothies and is a favourite among animals.
*Did you know it is indigenous to South Africa? Did you know you can cultivate it through planting cutlings? That it's draught and frost tolerant? BUY a Shirt and Spread the word - and also 2 trees will be planted by me!
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